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A flexible approach to design proved essential during cliff stablilisation work at St Leonards-on-Sea, in East Sussex. AXA Insurance with John Holden as engineer, let the design and build contract to protect residential properties at the base of the cliff to a geotechnical contractor/consultant joint venture of CAN and Edge. The original plan was for CAN - using rope access techniques throughout - to remove loose and potentially unstable areas of rock and then construct a 150mm reinforced ...

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